here is a very interesting blog post by my fellow RD Rocky Lhotka, which I wanted to recommend as highly valuable reading.
Rocky explains very well the transitions going on in the application development market and offers some very interesting conclusions.
I always considered the .NET Framework as one of the unique assets of Microsoft in the development area and I am sharing Rocky’s fear that, pursuing the current strategy, they are taking a very high risk of loosing developers to other technologies.
This would be a huge step back for all .NET developers!
.NET is a very mature, highly capable platform that could have a great future, if driven by the right strategy.
I do hope that this will be realized by the right people, soon.